Flash #4

Flash #4

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Neil Googe Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 31
7.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"Lightning Strikes Twice" part four! The leader of the science-terrorist group Black Hole has weaponized the Speed Force, leading to a final confrontation with The Flash and his new league of citizen speedsters.  

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Adeem Khan Aug 10, 2016

    Even with all the plot advances this week, there's still a lot that we don't know and seeing that we're already 5 issues deep into the story, it's slowly starting to be a problem. In one way I kinda see what Williamson is trying to do. He's spending a lot of time expanding the cast and focusing on world building and it all seems to getting ready for a big finale. Things like revealing Godspeed's identity and August's moral dilemmas will come more of a shockand pack more of a punchafter all the character development that has occurred. Whatever Williamson is planning, it's shaping up to be epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Aug 10, 2016

    The Flash#4 is another instalment in a brilliant series, you don't want to miss this. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 10, 2016

    ‘Lightning Strikes Twice' part four was an action-packed and entertaining issue of Flash. You love the characters, there is a great build up to this plot that doesn't rely on shock value, and you really do want to see what the world has in store for Barry when he is actively taking control of his life. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Aug 10, 2016

    The Flash #4 is a fun issue that manages to express important parts of each of the characters. By this point, I thought many of them would be depowered, so I am happy to see that Meena, August, and others still have their powers and fit neatly within the world of Barry Allen. I get the sense of hope and faith that Barry stands for, which are vital elements for any Barry!Flash story. Based on this issue, the series seems to be moving in a good direction, even with my own misgivings about some of the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 11, 2016

    This issue is pretty blatant about telegraphing where the arc is headed, and we can only hope that Williamson has a few curve balls planned in the weeks to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 10, 2016

    The Rebirth ethos is evident inthis issue, even if the events are tangential to the Rebirth storyline " not just in Barry's costume, but a generally more upbeat tone. Barry is at his core one of DC's more upbeat and optimistic characters, and his return to that status is refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Aug 11, 2016

    Joshua Williamson's Flash is like the Tim Duncan of DC Rebirth. It's consistent, under the radar and the master of fundamentals. While The Flash #4 is another strongly crafted story, some readers will be thrown off at first by the major shift in artistic tone as Neil Googe takes over for Carmine Di Giandomenico. Googe has a more grounded feel to it, while Di Giandomenico added that frenetic feel to the mysterious Speed Force.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 11, 2016

    There are a couple of good twists in the story, pertaining to Dr. Carver of S.T.A.R. Labs, and to the Flash himself. The final page is, once again, one that I cannot really talk about. But it uses a standard line from the strip in a strong and effective way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Aug 15, 2016

    Well earned confidence too, as The Flash has been arguably one of the strongest, most consistent events in the DC Rebirth so far, under the stewardship of Williamson " here supported by artist Neil Googe in really bringing to life the broader speedster world in some expansive panels, before letting rip as Carver plans explode outward. With some great characterisation, and underlying sense of fun, and storylines stacked with plenty of places to go, if you're not reading The Flash, this is another great point to jump on for the next issue and soak it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 10, 2016

    This was a fun issue and that turned out to be both good and bad.  I love seeing Barry in a happy place and could read a whole arc with him training these new Speedsters.  However, Black Hole and it's leader turned out to be less of a threat than I ever imagined and in the end, we are back at square one on the Goodspeed front.  The art was hit and miss this issue, but the story was good enough to keep me fully on board and excited for next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Andru Aug 10, 2016

    This is a great book, although I do not like to rely too heavily on investigation. I like to know what has already happened in the first few pages and I still felt a little lost and that is why I had to seek out issue 3. Overall I give the book a 7.5 based on the fact that it used a new concept that I had not heard of, "The Speed Force Storm" and a two new villains I haven't preciously encountered, "Black Hole" and "Godspeed", and a few new character such as Det. Heart, Dr. Meena Dwahan, and Dr. Joseph Carver. I am looking forward to issue 5 to see whether or not they catch Godspeed and how the Flash continues to deal with so many speedsters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Andrew Aug 10, 2016

    This is a great book, although I do not like to rely too heavily on investigation. I like to know what has already happened in the first few pages and I still felt a little lost and that is why I had to seek out issue 3. Overall I give the book a 7.5 based on the fact that it used a new concept that I had not heard of, "The Speed Force Storm" and a two new villains I haven't previouslyencountered, "Black Hole" and "Godspeed", and a few new character such as Det. Heart, Dr. Meena Dwahan, and Dr. Joseph Carver. I am looking forward to issue 5 to see whether or not they catch Godspeed and how the Flash continues to deal with so many speedsters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Aug 25, 2016

    I've had to drop a few titles from DC's Rebirth lineup off my pull list because there are just so many and I can't keep track of all of them. Some books that are not up to a certain personal qualification serve no purpose of being kept around for me. The Flash is one comic that will remain on my list for the foreseeable future, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Aug 10, 2016

    Issue #4 of The Flash was a step, not a gargantuan leap, forward in the right direction from what came before it. While it's still not anything worth telling all of your friends about, if you're a fan of the Flash and are looking for some new stories about the character, here you go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 10, 2016

    With so many speedsters running around, Williamson really hasnt gotten a chance to truly focus on The Flash. Hopefully, the Speed Storm story is winding down to put the focus back on the titular character. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Aug 11, 2016

    Barry Allen is more earnest than Green Arrow, more annoying than Harley Quinn, and more up his own ass than Batman. Every word from his mouth is obnoxious or obvious, and he never stops talking. Ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    pocketmegar Aug 11, 2016

    Since the beginning of the series, this is the issue that I liked least, mainly because of the new artist. Googe's style is very different from Di Giandomenico's. But what really bothers me is that Googe's characters are always smiling and happy, and that brings a childish style to the book. Also, the story is a bit weaker and the cliff-hanger is quite weird, but the characterisation is still great.

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  • 9.0
    Comic Booger Aug 16, 2016

    Full, approved and accurate review is on ComicBooger.com : "So in conclusion this 4th installment is killing it! Williamson is owning this run of The Flash bringing Barry into a familiar role but still a original one. The consistent art from issue to issue compliments the super power spectacles but the body image and face expressions are still shaky. If you’re a casual this is the place to jump onto the Flash." -Olaf Lesniak of ComicBooger.com https://comicbooger.com/2016/08/16/the-flash-4-2016-review/

  • 8.5
    the green death Aug 11, 2016

    Another solid issue in a very good series. Barry is a nice guy who likes making he world better and I dig that! Personality-wise he's one of my favorite characters in the Rebirth line. I really liked Googe's art and hope he's one of the series regular artists. Already looking forward to the fifth issue!

  • 8.0
    Kitaru Aug 17, 2016

    Still a very fun and very good run for Flash, but the ending leaves one unsure of if it is the best route for Flash to go down. Based on the previous issues I will continue on trusting the author's choices, but with a tinge of uncertainty.

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    Harperious Sep 14, 2016

  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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